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Adoration

“And He said to him,’ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).

In Matthew 22:35-40, a lawyer of the party of the Pharisees tested Jesus. He asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment in the Law. Jesus answered in verse 37. Love in our language doesn’t convey what Jesus meant. Adoration might be the better word today.


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Devotions

Today’s Bible Verse: “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42NASU).

You know, there are some people who just seem to grow more and know more than others. Why? Usually, it is because they are consistent in their effort to grow spiritually. Consistency produces gratifying results. Inconsistence produces discouragement and very few gratifying results. If there is one thing that I would encourage a Christian to do, it would be to continually devote yourself to spiritual activities. The Greek word that is translated “continually” or “steadfastly” means “to give constant attention” to something or someone.


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A Child Communes

“Let the children alone and do not hinder them from coming to Me” (Matt. 19:14).

Those raised in the church have an advantage in that adults can relate for them just how they behaved in their early days. For instance, a one year old finished a six mile ride on a street car in thirty degree weather, walking the last block to the building in snow. It was comfortable there and mother led him to a back folding chair in case she had to take him out.


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